New to Public Health Residency Program

Welcome to the New to Public Health (N2PH) Residency Program!

The New to Public Health Residency Program is a first of its kind program designed to support early career public health professionals working in a governmental public health organization.

As a resident, you will learn about foundational areas and capabilities essential to public health practice as you complete a series of monthly learning activities to build competence and confidence as you transition to your exciting new role in public health.

Application Deadline extended- Join Our Team!

We are searching for a N2PH Residency Program Specialist to join our team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing! In this role, you will be responsible for developing and updating content for our online learning course, facilitating cohorts, engaging with partners to support program expansion, and collaborating on evaluation initiatives for ongoing improvement.

Why You’ll Love Working Here:

  • Make a positive impact on the education of future healthcare professionals
  • Be part of a collaborative and supportive team
  • Work in a stimulating and fast-paced environment

Select the button to learn more and apply by April 24th

Join Our Team

Applications for the March 2024 cohort have been accepted.

Please apply by  April 30, 2024 to be considered for a June 2024 cohort. 

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The cost is $1,000 per resident accepted to the program. The cost includes:

  • 12 program sessions, including orientation
  • Approximately 120 hours of professional development activities
  • 77 eligible continuing education contact hours (ANCC, CHES, ACE, or a general healthcare credit)
  • Individually matching residents with a mentor group based on resident-specific interests and experiences 

Scholarships may be available. Applicants will be notified of potential scholarships upon acceptance to the program. Please contact program facilitators with additional questions at


Important Information About Program Sustainability
The N2PH Residency Program is designed to be sustained by program revenue. We operate as a not-for-profit program, aiming to offset program costs with program revenue.  A recent revenue and cost analysis showed that the revenues we are generating through our current fee structure are not currently covering program expenses. Maintaining a high quality program while keeping fees reasonable is a priority. We have made a difficult decision to increase program fees while also continuing to explore additional funding options. Program fees will increase for new N2PH cohorts starting July 1, 2024. Additional information on the new fee structure will be available in the near future.


The following quotes are from the New to Public Health Residency Program residents and supervisors. 


“As a healthcare professional transitioning to a job in Public Health, the N2PH residency program was a great opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of all the facets of public health. The role of Public Health is deeply woven into all parts of helping our communities and residents thrive. Understanding the interconnectedness of all the roles helps me to better collaborate and engage with partners in my work.”

– Dawn, Public Health Specialist

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“N2PH gave me the confidence and competence to address and improve how Environmental Health handles quarantine procedure for rabies exposures.”

– Julie, Animal Services Officer

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“N2PH Residency Program has prepared me to be a better public health worker and see beyond my comfort zone in the community that we serve.”

– CherPao, Community Health Worker

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The New to Public Health (N2PH) Residency Program has immensely expanded my knowledge and perception of various roles in my workplace. I encourage everyone starting their career in public health to consider applying to N2PH

– Evelyn, Public Health Nurse

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Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership

In partnership with the UW-Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Program, contact hours/credits will be available for successful completion of this program.

In support of improving patient care, UW-Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.